Mohammed Anish, 36, killed his wife Nargis, mother of three, in south Delhi's Sangam Vihar around 1 am on Thursday on the suspicion that she had illicit relations with somebody.
Anish who was supposed to have dumped the body in nearby forest area, had to leave it a few metres away from their house because the street dogs wouldn't let him proceed and started barking.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Chinmoy Biswal told IANS that Anish was held from his house when neighbours identified the body and raised suspicion over his role in the incident.
During interrogation, Anish, a painter, accepted that he killed his wife over her illicit relationship with someone.
Station House Officer Kuldeep Singh said that the case might have taken more time to crack and could not have been solved so easily if the street dogs had not stopped him when he was taking his wife's body to dispose of it.
"In his interrogation, Anish said the street dogs started barking at him when he was taking his wife's body to dump it in a nearby forest to hide the crime. He was scared of being caught by neighbours and therefore left the body a few metres away from his house," the officer told IANS.
He said that some shopkeepers in the area spotted the body wrapped in a blanket around 7 am and made a call to the Police Control Room.
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